The Soldier's Daughter

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The Soldier's Daughter is a comedy in five acts by Andrew Cherry (1762-1812)[1].

The original text

The play, one of Cherry wrote and was first acted at Drury Lane on 7 February 1804. It appears to have been popular in its time, running to 12 editions between 1804 and 1805. It was also reprinted in 1815 edition and a 1825 edition.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1822: Performed on 7 December in the African Theatre, Cape Town, by the Amateur Company company (Garrison Players) with Speed the Plough and the farce Fortune's Frolic (Allingham).

1832: Performed on 22 September in the Cape Town Theatre, Cape Town, by All the World's a Stage with The Miller's Maid (Saville) and Jack at the Cape, or All Alive Among the Hottentots! (Booth).

1866: Performed in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town by the Le Roy-Duret Company on 11 March, with Hunting a Turtle (Selby).


F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [2]: pp.183, 202-204, 224

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